13 Nov 2015
Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, Minister for Tourism
Uluru Camel Tours will enhance its entertainment area to cater for larger functions with the assistance of a $52,596 Northern Territory Government tourism grant.
Chief Minister and Tourism Minister Adam Giles said Uluru Camel Tours was the largest camel farm in Australia with over 60 working camels and was an iconic tourist attraction in the heart of the Territory.
“Uluru Camel Tours allows visitors to experience this magnificent desert region in its natural state just as the early pioneers did – on a camel, either on a short ride at the farm or on one of their longer guided tours,” he said.
“In addition, Uluru Camel Tours provides a multi-purpose entertainment venue for hire for conferences and events offering a large amount of space for team building and outdoor dining, as well as providing a stage, dancefloor, bar and barbecue facilities.
“However, the main entertaining area has a small paved section that is surrounded by natural red sand, and when it rains the red sand turns to mud making the area largely unusable.
“With the assistance of a Northern Territory Government Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund grant, the paved area will be extended so that the area can be used in or after the rain, while also allowing the business to cater for larger groups.”
Mr Giles said Uluru Camel Tours were also successful in obtaining a tourism grant last year of $16,460 towards an educational camel history display, a display of a collection of wagons and Cobb and Co coaches, and a working blacksmith workshop.
“It is wonderful to see Territory tourism operators looking at how they can further develop their products to deliver an even better experience for visitors,” he said.
“The Country Liberals’ Government is committed to expanding the range of tourism experiences on offer in the Territory, particularly in our regional and remote areas, so we can create more jobs and drive economic development in these communities.
“It’s all part of the Country Liberal
Government’s plan to drive the development of North Australia and build a $2.2 billion
visitor economy by 2020.”
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